Number of external links in content
With the PublishPress Checklists plugin, you can require a maximum and minimum number of external links in your WordPress content. If the content does not have the correct number of external links, you can choose to show a warning, or prevent the post from being published.
We define “external links” as any
a href link to URL on another website.
Many sites want to prevent a large number of external links because it can harm their site's search engine optimization.
A video guide to link and the Checklists plugin
How to use the “Number of external links in content” task
- Go to Checklists > Settings. The image below shows the internal links option.
- You can choose from “Disabled, Recommended, or Required” options.
- You can choose “Who can ignore this task?“
- You can enter choices for “Min” and “Max”.
If you enable this external links option, it will be visible when you edit content.
If you do not have the correct number of external links, this task will be marked in red in the sidebar:
If you do have the correct number of external links, this task will be marked in green in the sidebar: